The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1405 Wednesday, 23 May 2002
Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2002 17:29:48 -0700
Subject: Stratford: To Act or Not to Act
In 1603, puritan elements in Stratford-upon instituted a ban on the
performance of plays. In 1622, Shakespeare's old company, then on tour,
went to Stratford hoping to perform. They were paid to leave town. I
have two questions.
1) By 1746 this had changed, but when did it change? Will someone
please give me a date and a reference?
2) The King's Men were paid 6/- not to perform. I don't know what those
symbols mean, so I don't know the amount. Will someone please tell me?
Thanks in advance,
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